News And Events

The very latest articles, events, and developments from NADSP
March E-Badge Earner of the Month: Erin Aukes of Black Hills Works

March E-Badge Earner of the Month: Erin Aukes of Black Hills Works

In January, we launched The NADSP E-Badge Academy as part of our commitment to our mission to elevate the status ...
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Assessment and Discovery; “Something is not quite right.”

Assessment and Discovery; “Something is not quite right.”

Something is not quite right.  Joan seems to, “not be herself”.  Joan has less energy in the evenings than she ...
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We Won an Award!

We Won an Award!

It has been an exciting week over here at NADSP. We started the week rallying for bFair2DirectCare with hundreds of ...
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DSP Competencies: Communication and Empowerment

DSP Competencies: Communication and Empowerment

When I think about the NADSP Competency of Communication, I often think about conversations I used to have with a ...
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The NADSP Competency Connection

The NADSP Competency Connection

The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) values and respects the great work of the millions of direct support ...
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Yes, organizations can now give credit for competency.

Yes, organizations can now give credit for competency.

By now you may have heard about The NADSP E-Badge Academy. In case you haven’t, organizations will have a formal ...
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It’s demanding work. DSPs deserve credit.

The expectations made of Direct Support Professionals can be overwhelming. There are diverse job responsibilities that require a wide range ...
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A Time of Thanks

A Time of Thanks

The Thanksgiving holiday tends to be a time for reflection, connection, and especially appreciation. It’s no different for all of ...
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Here's an update on that petition, by the numbers.

Here’s an update on that petition, by the numbers.

It was less than two weeks ago. NADSP launched a brand new campaign, and it definitely did launch. The response ...
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Direct Support Professionals Don't Have One. They Work Anonymously.

Direct Support Professionals Don’t Have One. They Work Anonymously.

The code for a Certified Nursing Assistant is 31-1014. The code for a Home Health Aide is 31-1121. The code ...
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Establish a Direct Support Professional Standard Occupational Classification

Establish a Direct Support Professional Standard Occupational Classification

The statistics are extremely troubling for Direct Support Professionals. Turnover rates average around 45%. Vacancy rates are at roughly 9% ...
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It’s Time to Raise the Bar by Joe Macbeth

It’s Time to Raise the Bar by Joe Macbeth

Last week, most of the NADSP staff and several of our board members joined dozens of other advocates in St ...
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Welcome and Our Response to Disability Scoop Article - Joe Macbeth

Welcome and Our Response to Disability Scoop Article – Joe Macbeth

Welcome to the new NADSP website. We’re really proud to be able to offer meaningful, contemporary and accessible information that’s ...
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NADSP Response To CMS' RFI About HCBS

NADSP Response To CMS’ RFI About HCBS

The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals, Inc. (NADSP) took the opportunity to inform CMS’ thinking around federal government interventions ...
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CMS Bulletin: Strengthening and Stabilizing the Medicaid Home Care Workforce

CMS Bulletin: Strengthening and Stabilizing the Medicaid Home Care Workforce

This informational bulletin highlights steps available to states, providers, and others to strengthen the home care workforce, the term used ...
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Joint Position Statement on the DSP Workforce

Joint Position Statement on the DSP Workforce

Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) have long sought lives where they can be fully contributing and valued members ...
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NADSP Statement On Wages

NADSP Statement On Wages

A Call for Systems Change to Address the Wage Disparity of Direct Support Professionals Across the nation there is growing ...
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NADSP Responds To Shooting Of Direct Support Professional

NADSP Responds To Shooting Of Direct Support Professional

The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) envisions a world where people with intellectual and other disabilities live community-based ...
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